|The (Amazing) Sounds of Goa|
Goa has long been a meeting (or is it clashing?) point of global cultures. At a home party in January 2012, these are the unusual sounds we came across at Stalin and Jessica's home. First, the rain-maker is a Malaysian thick yellow bamboo stalk, into which nails and pebbles are filled. Next come even more unusual sounds from across the globe... Stalin explains that the percussion instrument is a non-traditional one "invented" by some Swiss friends (and called a 'Harm')...
Keywords: goa; music; non-traditional instruments; invented instruments; baga
|Launch As Dear As Salt - FN|
Salt is one of the oldest traditional industries in Goa. History tells us of the importance of salt, along with rice, in Goa in the seventeenth century (De Souza, 1990:82). Goa is also believed to have been a major exporter of salt -- exporting it to Thailand, Burma and some African countries in past centuries and dominating part of the Asian market with its salt exports around 1855 (Goaenvis 2013).Currently, the salt industry is in a state of collapse...
Keywords: salt; goa; india; portuguese goa; anglo-portuguese treaty; traditional sector; problems; villagers; coastal goa; coast; solar salt production
|Notes from the field... Victor Hugo Gomes on agriculture in the Goa of the yesteryears - Recorded by Frederick Noronha. Talk mainly by Victor Hugo Gomes (and other discussants, including Miguel Barganza)|
Victor Hugo-Gomes is the guy behind the Goa Chitra, an amazing museum set up by an individual in Goa or elsewhere, for that matter. Goa Chitra documents the local "age-old wisdom passed down through generations. It is an unique collection and display of traditional farming implements and other ancient tools of trade set up against the backdrop of a traditional organic farm." It collections have now grown to more than 4000 objects on display...
Keywords: goa; agriculture; india; former portuguese colony; traditional knowledge; victor hugo gomes; museums in goa; old agricultural implements; talks
|Mando Live! - Recorded by FN/Frederick Noronha|
Mando, a traditional song from Goa, the former Portuguese colony on the west coast of India.
Keywords: mando; goa; india; former portuguese colony; traditional song; western india; song-dance; east-west fusion music; 19th century
|Sukh Anim Duk (Joy and Sorrow) SONGS OF GOAN LIFE - Jock Sequeira and Team|
Sukh Anim Duk (Joy and Sorrow). Songs of Goan Life. Recorded by Jock Sequeira and Team, probably in the 1950s or thereabouts. Copy received by FN from Mervyn Maciel. Lyrics by Jock Sequeira. Vocalists: Jock Sequeira, Sibila Pinto, Mervyn Maciel. Musicians: Adolfo Saldanha (violin), Alfredo Figueiredo (Portuguese guitar), Denzyl Sequeira (guitar) and Derrick Sequeira (keyboards).
Keywords: goa; konkani music; diaspora; expat goans; africa goans; jock sequeira; joy and sorrow; songs of goan life; traditional goan music
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|The Traditional Liquors of India - Recorded by Frederick Noronha/FN|
Former journalist and wildlife campaigner ANIRUDDHA MOOKHERJEE is a man on an unusual mission -- mapping, studying and understanding the traditional liquors of India. Here he talks with FREDERICK NORONHA about his study which he plans to work into a book. Interviewed at Saligao, Goa, on a windy May 15, 2012 afternoon in the midst of this summer.
Keywords: india; liquors; traditional; toddy; arrack; mauhua; palm; rice liquor; flower-based liquors; goa; chhatishgarh; tamil nadu; bihar; orissa; north-east; colonial laws on liquor; rice beer; cottage industry; IMFL; indian-made foreign liquors; date-palm; khajuri; carioti